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Barking Abbey School vs City of London Academy

Barking Abbey School fell to a disappointing 46-50 loss to a well-organised City of London Academy team on Wednesday afternoon, as CoLA improved to 3-1 on the season.

The first quarter started well for both teams, as Barking led 15-13 behind an early five points from Loren Christie. However, CoLA came back to convincingly win the second quarter behind eight points from Megan Haines, as the visitors led by five at the half, 24-29.

The second half was a back-and-forth affair, but CoLA dug in defensively in the last quarter to hold Barking to just seven points as they pinched the narrow 46-50 victory.

CoLA were led by 15 points from Maya Hyacienth, as Megain Haines supported with 12. Loren Christie had a game-high 16 points to lead Barking, while Lily Annim chipped in nine.

Barking Abbey Coach Diana Naydenova-Goryanova commented, “We started well today, especially offensively, but a poor second quarter hurt us. In the second half there was not much between the two teams, but credit to COLA as they did a good job defensively holding us to 46 points.”

Barking Abbey will look to regroup next week as they head on the road to face Oaklands College, while CoLA now wait until the New Year for their action which will come away from home at Itchen College.